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School of Psychology
DEVELOPMENTAL AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Course unit
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSN1031056, A.A. 2015/16

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2015/16

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
DEVELOPMENTAL AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
PS1084, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2015/16
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 12.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
Department of reference Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolapsicologia/course/view.php?idnumber=2015-PS1084-000ZZ-2015-PSN1031056-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge FRANCESCA PERESSOTTI M-PSI/01
Other lecturers ASSAAD MARHABA

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses M-PSI/01 General Psychology 12.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 12.0 84 216.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 05/10/2015
End of activities 15/01/2016
Show course schedule 2017/18 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 2019 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 PERESSOTTI FRANCESCA (Presidente)
GALFANO GIOVANNI (Membro Effettivo)
NAVARRETE SANCHEZ EDUARDO (Membro Effettivo)
6 2018 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 PERESSOTTI FRANCESCA (Presidente)
GALFANO GIOVANNI (Membro Effettivo)
NAVARRETE SANCHEZ EDUARDO (Membro Effettivo)
5 2017 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 PERESSOTTI FRANCESCA (Presidente)
GALFANO GIOVANNI (Membro Effettivo)
NAVARRETE SANCHEZ EDUARDO (Membro Effettivo)
4 2016 01/10/2016 30/09/2017 PERESSOTTI FRANCESCA (Presidente)
GALFANO GIOVANNI (Membro Effettivo)
MARHABA ASSAAD (Membro Effettivo)
NAVARRETE SANCHEZ EDUARDO (Membro Effettivo)
3 2015 01/10/2015 30/09/2016 PERESSOTTI FRANCESCA (Presidente)
GALFANO GIOVANNI (Membro Effettivo)
MARHABA ASSAAD (Membro Effettivo)
NAVARRETE SANCHEZ EDUARDO (Membro Effettivo)
SCALTRITTI MICHELE (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: No previous competence in the field of psychology is required; students must be prepared at a general high school level
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of the course is to give students an overview of what cognitive science has discovered over the past century. In one part of the course the main areas covered are the history of psychology and the epistemology of psychology. The other part of the course is mainly centered on cognitive processing with a special focus on the experimental method in the different psychological domains. At the end of the course students will gain an understanding of the principal issues encountered in the study of the mind and the brain, and will be encouraged to adopt a critical perspective on the theoretical approaches proposed to explain empirical results.
Examination methods: The exam consist of 80 multiple choice question in 1 hour of time. For students regularly attending classes there will be the opportunity to get partial exams during the course.
Assessment criteria: This is based on the rate of correct responses. To pass the exam students must correctly respond to the 55% of questions.
Course unit contents: First part (28 hours) - Prof Assaad Marhaba
1. The language of psychology and the history of psychology.
2. School of thoughts in psychology.
3. Psychology in Italy and in Padova.
4. Epistemology and psychology
5. Epistemological concepts in psychology: method - law - theory - model - explanation
6. Cognitivism.
7. Constructivism.
8. Main issues in psychological research.

Second part (56 hours) - Prof. Francesca Peressotti
1. Introduction to cognitive sciences
2. The experimental method
3. Sensation and perception
4. Attention
5. Memory
6. Learning
7. Language
8. Thinking and reasoning
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Prof. Marhaba: for this part of the course frontal lessons will be given which cover all the arguments contained in the text books.
Prof.ssa Peressotti: whenever possible, theoretical lessons are paired with more practical classes where examples of every day applications are given. Students can actively took part to some experiments and to visit some laboratories. For this students can enroll for experiments through the following link: http://colab.psy.unipd.it/experiments.php.
Additional notes about suggested reading: After each class the slides used are given to students. Some lessons will be center also on some chapters of the book Dell'Acqua, R. e Turatto, M. (2006). Attenzione e percezione. I processi cognitivi tra psicologia e neuroscienze. Carocci: Roma. Students attending classes will be tested also on these in the partial exams.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Zorzi M e Girotto V., Fondamenti di psicologia generale. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2004. Testo relativo alle lezioni della Prof.ssa Peressotti Cerca nel catalogo
  • Bressan, P., Il colore della luna. Bari: Laterza, 2007. Testo relativo alle lezioni della Prof.ssa Peressotti Cerca nel catalogo
  • Marhaba A., Elementi di base per la storia e l’epistemologia della psicologia. Padova: Logos Edizioni, 2011. Testo relativo alle lezioni della Prof. Marhaba. Il volume è acquistabile esclusivamente presso la libreria “COPY LOGOS”, via Tommaseo 96/B Cerca nel catalogo
  • Gergen K.J., Gergen M., La Costruzione Sociale come Dialogo. Padova: Logos Edizioni, 2011. Testo relativo alle lezioni della Prof. Marhaba. Il volume è acquistabile esclusivamente presso la libreria “COPY LOGOS”, via Tommaseo 96/B Cerca nel catalogo